DREAM TEAM

ADAM McGURK – The Bur­ton Al­bion striker chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with in his foot­ball ca­reer.

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GOAL­KEEPER

Stephen Hen­der­son – Charl­ton I played with him as a young­ster at As­ton Villa. He had good han­dling skills, great shot-stop­ping and he could ping it about 80 yards to some­one’s feet. Even back then you could tell he would go on to big things.

RIGHT BACK

Eric Lichaj – Not­ting­ham For­est He doesn’t get caught out, he’s hard to get past and he makes great at­tack­ing runs as well. I never re­ally got the bet­ter of him in train­ing – but I don’t think many did!

CEN­TRE BACK

Ian Good­i­son – Re­tired Goody cap­tained Ja­maica at the 1998 World Cup and played un­til he was 41. He was get­ting on a bit when I played with him at Tran­mere but you could tell he would have been a very good cen­tre-back in his prime.

CEN­TRE BACK

Ciaran Clark – As­ton Villa He was our cap­tain com­ing through the youth teams at Villa and he’s gone on to be a regular in the Pre­mier League. You could see he had the abil­ity to reach that level – he was al­ways good when he was younger and can put in a crunch­ing tackle!

LEFT BACK

Aaron Cress­well – West Ham We were at Tran­mere to­gether and he had a wand of a left foot, prob­a­bly the best I’ve seen around. He scored some un­be­liev­able goals from set-pieces. There was one away at Da­gen­ham from the right-hand edge of the area that he curled into the far stan­chion – it was ridicu­lous.

RIGHTI MID­FIELD

Zeli Is­mail – Wolves He came on loan last sea­son and was very good right away. He was tricky with a good turn of pace and set up quite a few goals. He re­ally is the full pack­age – I think he’s been in­jured re­cently but I’d be sur­prised if he doesn’t get a run for Wolves.

CENTRALI MID­FIELD

James Wal­lace – Sh­effield United He suf­fered a bad in­jury in the sec­ond year he was at Tran­mere which was dev­as­tat­ing be­cause he’d been our best player to that point. When he’s in­jury-free, he’s a top player – hope­fully he can get back to his best.

CENTRALI MID­FIELD

Barry Ban­nan – Bolton (on loan from Crys­tal Palace) He’s one of my best mates, so he wouldn’t be happy if I left him out! Barry was un­be­liev­able and it’s not sur­pris­ing he has played close to 100 Pre­mier League games. We both moved down to Villa when we were about 14 and we came from sim­i­lar back­grounds, so we just got on right away.

LEFT MID­FIELD

Chris Hussey – Bury When Chris first came to Bur­ton he was on fire – he’s a big rea­son we got to the play-off fi­nal last year and he’s a good laugh off the field as well. He’s a char­ac­ter, he’s not the bright­est spark, but very funny!

STRIKER

James Collins – Shrews­bury I played with him at Villa be­fore he went to Shrews­bury and he’s still one of my best mates in the game – I speak to him nearly ev­ery day. He works re­ally hard but he knows where the net is. He’s more of a tar­get man, not afraid to get amongst it and I en­joyed play­ing off him.

STRIKER

Billy Kee – Mans­field (on loan from Scun­thorpe) He’s got a good track record of scor­ing wher­ever he has gone. When you get the ball to his feet in and around the box, he’s one of the best I’ve seen. He gets a half-yard and gets a shot off – he’s deadly.

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